Chennai, December 9: Tamil Nadu’s animal husbandry department is exploring the possibility of microchipping stray dogs undergoing birth control programmes. Animal rights activists are petitioning the department because of the health problems faced by strays in birth control programs.
The Tiruchy municipal corporation, which is on a fast track to sterilize stray dogs, has already applied to the state Animal Husbandry department. It should be noted that the Tiruchy corporation sterilizes stray dogs at the rate of 60 per day and will increase it to 120 per day. Stray Dogs Attack in UP: Pack of Dogs Bites Man in Greater Noida, CCTV video goes viral.
A senior official of the Tiruchy corporation while talking to IANS said, “We want to ensure that the stray dogs do not face any health problems after the dogs undergo birth control programs. The current method of clipping the ears of the dogs at birth. The control measures do not affect these stray dogs. and provide information about their health conditions, and therefore explore the possibilities of introducing microchips into the bodies of stray dogs.”
The Tiruchy corporation plans to introduce microchips the size of a grain of rice and work on a radio frequency identification system. It should be noted that a handheld scanner will provide the dog’s details. The state animal husbandry department plans to hold a meeting of experts, including veterinarians and animal activists, before giving the green signal to microchip stray dogs that have undergone the birth control program. Nagpur Shocker: Dog feeders mercilessly feed stray dogs, blamed for rise in dog population.
Sudha Rani (41), an animal health activist from Tiruchy while talking to IANS said, “We have relentlessly requested the corporation and the state animal health department to conduct tests on the health status of the stray dogs that have undergone the birth control program. The dogs were sterilized. The current procedure of clipping their ears will not help much other than to identify that they were sterilized. Corporation officials informed me that they are considering microchips in these dogs. Let there be a committee of experts. and then they decide.”
If there were no health problems when inserting these microchips, he said, it would be a good method to understand the health problems of those dogs that have undergone the birth control program.
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